Microsft, SQL 2005, String or binary data would be truncated.

Posted on 2008-10-06
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Hi, I am creating a temp table based on SP_Columns and inserting the output of SP_Columns 'MyTable' into the temp table. This works fine for all except one of my tables were i get the error
"String or binary data would be truncated."
the error is pointing to Column_Def NVARCHAR (4000)

Even turning the ANSI_WARNINGS OFF i still get the msg

this is my query

(            Table_Qualifier SYSNAME,
            Table_Owner SYSNAME,
            Table_Name SYSNAME,
            Column_Name SYSNAME,
            Data_Type SMALLINT,
            Type_Name VARCHAR(13),
            Precision INT,
            length INT,
            Scale SMALLINT,
            Radix SMALLINT,
            Nullable SMALLINT NOT NULL,
            Remarks VARCHAR (254) NULL,
            Column_Def NVARCHAR (4000) NULL,
            SQL_Data_Type SMALLINT,
            SQL_DateTime_Sub SMALLINT,
            Char_Octet_Length INT NULL,
            Ordinal_Position INT,
            Is_Nullable VARCHAR (254),
            SS_Data_Type TINYINT

INSERT INTO #SpColumns EXEC Sp_Columns 'MyTableName'

Question by:Matt_Jsy
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chapmandew earned 2000 total points
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make both of yoru varchar fields varchar(255)....also, make your nvachar(4000) field a varchar(8000)

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Hey that worked, many thanks.

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